Cherwell Local Plan Review – Have your say!

Cherwell District Council (CDC) has started work on a new plan for the district to inform a review of the adopted Cherwell Local Plan 2011-2031 which is now five years old. CDC  is currently consulting on an Options Paper which was shared with us on 29th September, with comments due by 10th November.  Responses to this initial paper will be considered when the draft Local Plan is published for consultation in the Summer 2022.

Many of you will have seen the notification regarding the Cherwell Local Plan Review. If you would like to view the whole document you can see it HERE – there are 919 pages in all.

The pages which are most relevant to the Bourtons are page 180 in the Consultation Paper Supplement 1 and pages 302 – 307 in Supplement 2.

There are three documents published by CDC in relation to this and you can see them below:

The Interim Sustainable Appraisal (SA) of the Cherwell Local Plan Review

The Consultation Statement

The Cherwell Local Plan Review Options

Following our next PC meeting and our attendance at the CDC Local Plan webinar on the 19th October, we’ll publish a Bourtons Plan of Action.

We are liaising with other local Parish Councils and in particular, Cropredy Parish Council to ensure that we present a comprehensive response and also calling upon any residents who can offer any suitable skills to help us.  If you have skills/experience which you are willing to share with us, please do get in touch either through our website or by e-mailing our clerk or our chairman.

If the areas identified so far by CDC, are ultimately developed, it will cast a long shadow over our parish for generations to come, therefore it is imperative that we meet the challenge of submitting a considered and informed response to this document.  Your views and comments will be appreciated, we are acutely aware that our response needs to reflect the views of all our residents.


Sue Upton

Bourtons Parish Council



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